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Confidential Confessions, Volume 1 (Confidential Confessions #1)

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Confidential Confessions is a shocking new manga series that deals with many of the hard-hitting issues that teens face today. Using emotionally moving storylines and multi-dimensional characters, each groundbreaking volume tackles such topics as teen prostitution, rape, HIV, stalkers, suicide, and sexual harassment. Enlightening without being preachy, Confidential Confess...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by TokyoPop (first published 2002)
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This has two stories in it, both of which are dark and depressing. The first is about cutting and suicide and the second is about prostitution. I think they are both supposed to leave the reader feeling uplifted and hopeful, but they just left me feeling down.
Jules Jones
This is a shoujo manga series and thus aimed at teenage girls, but rather than being the stereotypically light and fluffy, this one is fairly dark and tackles some serious issues. The first volume has a long story about bullying at school and teenage suicide; there's also a shorter story about teenage prostitution.[return][return]I couldn't get into it at all, but I think mostly because it's not my sort of thing, and as a middle-aged Brit I'm not the target audience anyway. Skimming through it,...more
Confidential Confessions is about a girl named Manatsu. She has a very unhappy life, she hates her mom and friends, then she meets a new class mate. This girl is going through the same things and they become friends. After a while, this new class mate persuades Manatsu into thinking about comitting suicide. Manatsu's main external conflict is her new friend making her want to die, she main internal conflict is if she should kill herself or not.
I can connect this book to the real world. In lif...more
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Saya lebih suka cerita kedua "Mistake" dibanding cerita pertama karena rasana lebih manis sekaligus pahit *apa ini*
Saya pengenna sih cerita Ryo dan Satsuki berlanjut, misalna di masa depan nanti mereka bertemu kembali dan ternyata mereka masih saling cinta...
Atau nggak.
Atau rasana cerita itu paling pas dihentikan di buku ini.
Julia Navarro LeBeau
I suppose since I have suffered through depression and could relate to how the girls in the first story feel, the end did give me hope. The second story is sad but very sweet and I would like to believe the girl gets the guy at the end
Melanie Fair
Alright, story one: I thought it was quite believable. Coming from the same place as the main character, I sympathized with her. I really liked the first story and thought it tackled the subject of suicide rather well.
Story two, or as I call it the bonus story: ...less believable. Ryo is just a two-dimensional good guy, who doesn't get slightly upset over anything at all. It put a sour taste in my mouth for the story, but it was still decent.
I do believe I will be continuing this series. Even if...more
Robert Beveridge
Reiko Momochi, Confidential Confessions, vol. 1 (Tokyopop, 2000)

Momochi's highly controversial series takes the form of diaries (or confessions, naturally) of people in crisis. The first volume in the series contains two stories: one about a girl and her friend who make a suicide pact, the second about a teen prostitute who finally finds love, but is blackmailed into turning one last trick. The storylines are pretty predictable, but the artwork is very well done and the characters' emotions come...more
Delicious Strawberry
This series is comprised of just six volumes - rather short compared to countless other manga series - but the stories are powerful and gripping. Each manga is different, but I will concentrate on just this one. I myself was a teenager when this first came out, and found myself riveted by these stories. In this one, suicide and bullying along with prostitution are discussed (in two separate stories) and I can honestly say that I am glad that I wasn't driven to such choices.
This series deals with various controversial subjects that young women are dealing with in today's society. For the most part they are tackled well.
Very...dark. But not bad! The art was amazing, if not somewhat plain, and the dialogue was perfect! Can't wait to read the second!
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I was shocking. It is considered young adult, but I felt they were sensationalizing cutting. I would suggest readers over 16.
Sara Pelg
The rating given for the manga as a whole is determined by the stories in the manga.
The Door ****
Mistakes *****
Confidential Confessions, Book 1 by Reiko Momochi (2003)
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